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Carroll, Anthony (2018) Between the Infinite and the Finite: God, Hegel and Disagreement. European Journal for Philosophy of Religion, 1/2019. [Journal Article]

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    Abstract

    In this article, I consider the importance of philosophy in the dialogue between religious believers and non-believers. I begin by arguing that a new epistemology of epistemic peer disagreement is required if the dialogue is to progress. Rather than viewing the differences between the positions as due to a deficit of understanding, I argue that differences result from the existential anchoring of such enquiries in life projects and the under-determination of interpretations by experience. I then explore a central issue which is often implicit in these dialogues, namely the ontological status of God-world relations. Drawing on the reflections of Hegel on the infinite and the finite, I argue that his version of panentheism provides an insightful way to conceptualise God-world relations that avoids both dualistic and monistic approaches and helps to explicate a holistic ontology of transcendence from within the world of experience.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: European Journal for Philosophy of Religion
    Department: Philosophy
    Depositing User: Ms Fauziah Boult
    Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 14:47
    Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 14:47
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2636

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